NR506 Week 1 Discussion
The Four Spheres of Political Action in Nursing (graded)
discuss the four spheres of political action in nursing. In addition, please
develop a brief argument sharing how these spheres are interconnected and
overlapping by applying an example from your practice. What are some ethical
You may begin posting in this discussion for credit beginning Sunday, April 30, 2017.
NR506 Week 2 Discussion
Policy-Priority Selection (graded)
Identify your selected healthcare policy priority and discuss the rationale for your selection. Describe the model of policy making that you feel would be best applied to your policy issue and the rationale for selecting this model.
NR506 Week 3 Discussion
Effective Coalition Leadership (graded)
Describe the various elements necessary for effective leadership within a coalition. How does this apply to your professional practice or life?
NR506 Week 4 Discussion
Challenges in Lobbying Strategies (graded)
Discuss the best approach for communicating with your local legislator or policymaker in your policy-priority issue. What is your rationale for this approach?
NR506 Week 5 Discussion
Drivers of High Performance Healthcare Systems (graded)
Select two drivers (for example quality, cost, and access) of high performance healthcare systems and apply it to your current work situation. The application could demonstrate the presence of the driver in a positive manner or it could acknowledge the presence of a concern.
NR506 Week 6 Discussion
Using the Media (graded)
Given the power of the media, discuss how you would use an opinion editorial, a personal interview, websites, texting, Facebook, Twitter, and/or blogs to influence public opinion relative to your policy priority. What issues about media and electronic social networking do you need to consider? Why?
NR506 Week 7 Discussion
RN as Healthcare Policy Leader (graded)
As a health policy professional leader, communicating with lay audiences is an important skill in promoting the health of the community for master prepared registered nurses. Develop a concise position statement reflecting the research findings and recommendations by experts as they relate to workplace support for breast feeding mothers, medical marijuana services in the community, genetic testing or applications of stem cell research, transgender care, abortion, end-of-life care, or a community service administered by Family Nurse Practitioners (if you pick this one be specific about the type of community service the FNP would work in or manage).
NR506 Week 8 Discussion
Global Policy Reform (graded)
Reflect on the concepts and practices you have learned in NR 506 on healthcare systems, politics, and health policy. Read the article that is linked below and share insights as how to make informed decisions on nursing practice and patient outcomes on a global basis. In addition, state how you will apply what you have learned in this course to your upcoming practicum experience. Note: it is welcome but not necessary to post your own references this week in your discussion responses. Enjoy the reading and simply reflect with us.
Read the artical by Kohl, H.W., Craig, C. L., Lambert, E.V., Inoue, S., Alkandari, J.R., Leetonngin, G., Kahlmeier, K. (2012), a systems approach to dealing with the global issue of physical inactivity is discussed.